education is everything

Children with disabilities, those in crisis, and girls encounter significant obstacles in accessing education, and they experience severe consequences when denied this opportunity. Universal education serves as a protective measure against violence, abuse, exploitation, and even the impact of natural disasters. Regardless of age, individuals who receive an education gain access to a future that would otherwise be unattainable. Educated women have greater earning potential and raise healthier children, while increased education opens up a wider range of opportunities for individuals.

Did you Know?

In 2022, 11 years into the Syria crisis, the conflict’s impact on children is abundantly clear: 2.4 million children have been forced out of school. 60% are boys.


Planned/Ongoing School Rehabilitation:

Governorate: Deir ez-Zour

School Name: Ahmed Sewed Highlights: Rehabilitation work continued in April 2023. The project has reached 95% completion. Highlights: Rehabilitation work commenced in the middle of the month. The project has reached 5% completion.

Governorate: Homs

School Name: Mahmoud Ammar Status: Ongoing Highlights: Rehabilitation work commenced in the middle of the month. The project has reached 5% completion.

Remedial Classes Update

Remedial classes continued in target schools in Deir ez-Zour and Rural Damascus, while the three-month round of remedial classes in Homs finished on 13 April 2023. A post-exam was conducted for the students and major positive changes in their education status were observed. 

Deir ez-Zour and Rural Damascus:

Remedial classes are ongoing in target schools in these areas.


The three-month round of remedial classes in Homs concluded on 13 April 2023. A post-exam was conducted for the students, and significant improvements in their educational progress were observed.


ADRA has identified two schools in Aleppo to host both the Out-of-School Children (OOSC) and Remedial programs. Khawla Bint Al Azwar school: 240 students, including 7 with disabilities, and 11 teachers. Maen Bin Zaeda school: 226 students, including 1 with disabilities, and 13 teachers. These two schools are adjacent to each other and operate in a single shift. Remedial classes are scheduled to begin in May 2023.

Non-Formal Education (NFE) Complementary Activities Update:

Psychosocial Support (PSS) Activities:

PSS counselors in Deir ez-Zour, Homs, and Rural Damascus target schools continued their involvement in classes with OOSC and remedial students. Individual counseling is provided as needed, and group sessions cover topics beneficial to all participating pupils.

Recreational Activities:

ADRA, in collaboration with recreational facilitators in Deir ez-Zour, Homs, Latakia, and Rural Damascus, organized daily recreational activities for children. These activities included arts and crafts, Physical Education (PE) activities to improve motor skills, focus games like rhythm imitation, energy games, dancing, and expressing feelings through drawing.

Teacher Capacity Building:

Teacher capacity building sessions were conducted in six target schools in Latakia and Rural Damascus. Topics covered in these sessions included the importance of children's education, Maslow's Pyramid, and the importance of psychological support from parents.

Parent Sessions:

Parenting sessions continued in April 2023, focusing on various topics. Sessions covered teachers expressing their emotions during disasters, Edgar Dale's cone of learning, multiple intelligences theory, utilizing multiple intelligences in the classroom, teacher styles using Kolb's Square, implementing the Exit Card Strategy, building trust, problem-solving techniques, and psychological and social support.